From building skyscrapers to bridges to pre-engineered buildings and all kinds of industrial equipment, structural steel is the first choice among architects, engineers, designers, and contractors.
Steel is highly durable, it is corrosion resistant and tensile. It is relatively lighter than other building materials such as wood and concrete. The strength of steel is higher than its density which makes it an excellent choice for construction. It is known to be a sustainable metal. Well-constructed buildings with structural steel have a minimum shelf life of about 20-30 years if maintained well.
Structural steel is cost-effective when compared to other metals such as copper, silver, gold, aluminium and magnesium. A structural steel frame is preferred over reinforced concrete. The components of structural steel are easy to install after fabrication, so with increased efficiency in the installation process, a considerable amount of money and time is saved.
Steel is highly ductile and malleable. Its metallurgical properties enable it to be fabricated into any shape and size with ease. Steel structures are fabricated by welding or bolting them together. Structural steel frames are such that an engineer can incorporate last minute changes in the structure and there won't be a problem.
Structural steel is coated with a fire resistant material which makes it highly resistant to fire. It is water resistant. It can withstand storms, and earthquakes if built properly. Most structural steel components are built off-site, thereby reducing the chances of any accidents on site. It is resistant to moulds and termites which makes it a good choice for residential buildings.
In today's world, it is crucial to reduce carbon footprint. A lot of companies have taken steps toward the conservation of our environment. Structural steel is easily recyclable and is, therefore an environment-friendly option for all Edmonton metal fabricators.
Most Edmonton Metal fabricators opt for steel when it comes to fabrication as it has fewer drawbacks compared to concrete, bricks, and wood. A good metal fabricating company adheres to all the industrial standards and certifications required. They make sure that the tools used by their fabricators are of high quality.